Joel Karlsson designs pebble-shaped pendant lights for Örsjö
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Joel Karlsson designs pebble-shaped pendant lights for Örsjö Belysning

Stockholm 2015: Swedish lighting brand Örsjö Belysning has launched a range of lamps by designer Joel Karlsson made from spun steel and mouth-blown glass.

Pebble lamp by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

Gothenburg-based Joel Karlsson's Pebble pendant lights come in either a squat or an elongated bulbous form.

Both shapes are available in a spun-steel fixture with a variety of enamelled finishes, and mouth-blown glass that comes in different colours.

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

"The metal shade version of Pebble gives a pretty steep spot light, so when hanging in groups it needed something to illuminate the steel shade itself," Karlsson told Dezeen.

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

"That is how the glass version came about," the designer said. "This project has been all about materials and surfaces rather than form."

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

The challenge was to replicate identical forms with two very different materials and making processes.

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

"It helped working with such a great producer," said the designer. "Örsjö have their own production of spun steel shades in their factory and the glass was blown by a local glass blower who almost is their neighbour."

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

The light is designed for hotels and restaurants and was launched at the Stockholm Furniture Fair at the beginning of the month.

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

Örsjö Belysning presented the Pebble range, alongside a lamp based on the Stockholm skyline and a domed table light that is dimmed by rotating a wing at its base, at this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Pebble lamps by Jonas Karlsson for Orsjo

Other lighting designs that debuted at the event earlier this month include a lamp made of ice that slowly melts back into its mould and a globe-shaped outdoor light for streets and parks.